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Mathematical Treasure: Philip Lansberge's Astronomical Tables and Quadrant

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University)

Philip Lansberge (1561-1632) was a Dutch Calvinist minister, a mathematician, and an astronomer. A fervent Copernican, Lansberge published several books on astronomy, including the set of astronomical tables, Tabulae motuum coelestium perpetuae (1632):

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Lansberge also published a book on the use of the quadrant in taking astronomical observations, In Quadrantem tum Astronomicum. The title page of the 1635 edition of this book is shown here:

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Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Philip Lansberge's Astronomical Tables and Quadrant," Convergence (May 2019)

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